The National Academies: What You Need To Know About Energy

The National Academies

What You Need To Know About Energy

Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Second Report (2008)

In 2005, the DOE requested that the NRC provide biennial reviews of the progress of the research of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. NRC submitted Phase 1 of its review that same year. This second report presents an assessment of progress made in the research program management areas as well as the responses of program management to recommendations provided in the Phase I report. Covered in this second report are major cross-cutting issues; vehicle subsystems; hydrogen production, delivery, and dispensing; and an overall assessment of the program.

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